Niels Nørskov-Lauritsen

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The aim of this study was to reinvestigate the relationships and the generic affiliations of the species Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Haemophilus aphrophilus, Haemophilus paraphrophilus and Haemophilus segnis. The nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase gene (nadV) conferring V factor-independent growth was identified in Haemophilus aphrophilus. The(More)
The phylogeny of human isolates of Haemophilus species was estimated based on partial sequences of four separate housekeeping genes. The clustering of each set of sequences was in accordance with speciation of the strains with few exceptions: of 108 gene fragments examined, only three appeared to have been subject to recombination events across the species(More)
The aim of this review is to provide a comprehensive update on the current classification and identification of Haemophilus and Aggregatibacter species with exclusive or predominant host specificity for humans. Haemophilus influenzae and some of the other Haemophilus species are commonly encountered in the clinical microbiology laboratory and demonstrate a(More)
Nucleotide sequence analysis is increasingly being used to identify bacteria. In this work, a PCR assay based on degenerate primers was used to obtain the partial sequence of infB, the gene encoding translation initiation factor 2 (IF2), in 39 clinical isolates of different Enterobacteriaceae. The partial sequence encodes the GTP-binding domain of IF2.(More)
Clinical isolates of Haemophilus influenzae were assessed for the presence of fucK, hap, and sodC by hybridization with gene-specific probes, and isolates diverging from the expected H. influenzae genotype were characterized by phenotype and 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Two of 480 isolates were finally classified as variant strains ("nonhemolytic Haemophilus(More)
A 453 bp fragment of infB, the gene encoding translation initiation factor 2, was sequenced and compared from 66 clinical isolates and type strains of Haemophilus species and related bacteria. Analysis of the partial infB sequences obtained suggested that the human isolates dependent on X and V factor, H. influenzae, H. haemolyticus, H. aegyptius and some(More)
Forty-four of 48 Burkholderia cepacia complex strains cultured from Danish cystic fibrosis patients were Burkholderia multivorans, a distribution of species that has not been reported before. Although cases of cross infections were demonstrated, no major epidemic clone was found. The species distribution may represent the sporadic acquisition of bacteria(More)
Stimulation of human placental first and third trimester trophoblast and syncytiotrophoblast cultures with viruses [Newcastle Disease Virus (NDV) and Sendai virus] led to a high interferon (IFN) production. The magnitude of the production was dependent on the gestational age of the trophoblast, type of inducer and the stage of differentiation of the(More)
Filamentous fungi cultured from respiratory tract specimens submitted to the department of clinical microbiology, Aarhus University Hospital, during 2010 were identified by morphology and by internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequencing. Of 343 fungal isolates, discrepancies between identification methods were observed for four isolates (1.2%), while(More)
Tigecycline is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent that has been approved for the treatment of skin and soft-tissue infections as well as intra-abdominal infections. The Tigecycline Evaluation and Surveillance Trial (TEST) is a global, longitudinal surveillance study established in 2004 to monitor the in vitro activity of tigecycline and comparator agents(More)